Community Art Projects
Community Kaleidoscope Installation at West Richmond Community Centre
We have recently completed our latest community public art project with a group of art students from Hugh Boyd High School and West Richmond Community Centre. In an effort to reach out to the public and share the art process; the Richmond Public Art Program and the West Richmond Community Centre sponsored our community art project
Our process started with a study of public art genres from monumental sponsored public artworks, installations, to non-sanctioned art forms like graffiti, culture jamming and community based art. The students explored concepts of community identity and examine opportunities, locations, materials and ideas for our project. At the end of our process we had developed a complex art piece represented by an exterior wall mosaic with community images burned into the tiles, two stained glass panels and an interior installation including community lanterns and a Community Kaleidoscope.
Special thanks to the students of Hugh Boyd who suffered through a very long and sometimes difficult process, but who stayed with it until the end. The grade 9 to 12 students should feel very proud of their accomplishment and I hope you all get a chance to enjoy their work at the entrance of the West Richmond Community Centre. Thank you as well to Scott Schroeder and his excellent staff at the Centre for making us feel so welcome and appreciated, Donna Vines our City Liaison for her commitment and support, Kari Hutila and the volunteer Board of Richmond’s Public Art Program and a special thanks to Casey Brown and Al Schroeder for their invaluable technical support and sweat equity.